Thursday, October 20, 2016

This will send cold shivers shooting down your spine

This will send cold shivers shooting down your spine
It's teen against teen, teen against nature, teen against himself – and teen against ghost in this fast-paced psychological adventure with paranormal and historical elements. Influences: Life of Pi, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Wasp Factory, and Lord of the Flieses. 
Darkly captivating from start to finish
By M. Muir 

When the seemingly psychotic hallucinations of a 15-year old boy become entangled with mystical Chinese characters from millennia ago, fantasy and reality spin out of control.

The story begins when a group of unenthusiastic mis-fit, mid-teen kids are unwillingly signed up on a 'character building' adventure at sea aboard an ill-named Chinese junk – the 'Good Fortune'. However, when confronted by his vivid imaginings, James struggles to find himself and in doing so involves his friends and shipmates in a dark and sometimes fatal outcome.

A feeling of foreboding builds from the first chapter and slowly creeps over the ship in a veil of palpable fear. During this time James must decide if the images running rampant in his mind are real or not. Collison's superb descriptive prose, natural dialogue, plus evocative similes combine to make this book an unforgettable read.

Brilliantly penned by the author - Collison's extensive research reveals the ritual funerary customs and culture of China's Peacock Throne during the time of the Ming dynasty. The story is magical, enigmatic, haunting, frightening and downright good.

Whether you are 17 or 70, Water Ghosts will grab you and draw you down into a maelstrom of mystery and malevolent spirits sending cold shivers shooting down your spine. I cannot rate this book highly enough.A good read for a variety of age groups.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What would you sacrifice for your country?

What would you sacrifice for your country?
This book started out so hilarious, it got my attention at the beginning and kept it all through the book. I tried to figure out what was going to happen next but I was really surprised at the end. It ended on a high note. I can't wait for the next book . If you like lots of suspense and action read this book. Great book. ~Gwen
Best friends and cousins, John Vacara and Harold Huddleston grew up on the family farm in rural Pennsylvania, discovering at an early age they possessed a very unique gift. This talent was a secret they kept from everyone including their mothers for years until it became too big to contain.

This saga spans from the 1930s to 1945 encompassing the war years and the Vacaras many dangerous exploits and adventures as they serve their country gallantly.

Learn of the many secrets John's mother Amelia has kept from him. Harold's mother Pearl, who is Amelia's sister, kept her secret from her son and John. Find out how this twine of secrets fall into place as the story unfolds. Follow John and Harold as they discover and harness the power of this unusual talent taking them from the family farm to traveling half way around the globe. Learn of the fortune John and Harold left behind as they barely escaped the wrath of their enemy. The relationships and passions they encounter while traveling to their freedom adds to the excitement of this novel.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Road to Peace Runs through the Valley of Death

To thank you for ordering The Road to Peace Runs through the Valley of Death, Paul is offering you a bonus of his very popular story about his dog, Dobie, The Canine Saint. Paul wasn't interested in adopting a dog when he first met the abused, terrified puppy named Vicious. Against his better judgment, he finds himself putting the neglected Doberman in his car and setting out on a thirteen year adventure that will not just change his life, but the lives of everyone that he and Dobie (not so vicious, after all) touch.
"What do you want? Go to the best life coaches in the world and that's probably the first question they'll ask. The answer most people give is some version of being happy, thin, adored, healthy, or wealthy. But if you could fast-forward to your deathbed, would you have the same desires-and even if you attained them, would you be satisfied?"

"When you're at death's door, having the perfect figure or the perfect bank account amounts to zero. And if the entire world adored you, would you even believe it? Might there be anything else you would've liked to do with your life?"

"If fulfillment comes from riches, what happens if they're taken away? If happiness is dependent on someone's loving us, what happens when it changes? If we are pleased because we are young, beautiful, and healthy, what happens when those conditions pass? If happiness comes from being held up as special, what will happen when we lose favor?" 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A charming tale for young readers

A charming tale for young readers
In an attempt to save his kingdom from starvation and suffering, Andy, a shy young farmer, travels to the capital city to plan a shoot from his magical breadfruit tree and win the heart of beautiful Princess Belinda.

However, he must overcome an evil conspirator, the trusted Royal Advisor, who wants to thwart Andy and carry out his own evil agenda. It all comes to a head during the long-awaited Star Festival, the biggest festival of the year, in which one's wish can come true if his or her heart is filled with love. 

Will Andy be able to save the kingdom from starvation? Will he win the heart of Princess Belinda? Or will the trust Royal Advisor carry out his evil plans? Find out in the gripping, modern day fairy tale.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall

 Five Star Review:
What is it about poetry that sparks an interest in me? When I received I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall, I was anxious for her imagery about the four seasons. Her perception of what she saw emanated in the words of her poetry. You can see as you take a walk with her through the snow of winter, fallen leaves in the fall, heat of the summer breeze and the buds of the new growth of spring. Her words flows effortlessly bringing the scene right to your doorstep as you relive it with her. It's like taking your first step in the snow or smelling the changes in the different seasons. Your senses are heightened with each poem. I recommend this book of poetry and hope you receive the same sensations that I did. It would make a great gift for that person in your life that enjoys the breathless wonder of nature.

I love her poetry. Get your copy today. Linda Barnett-Johnson

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

It was all just an inconvenient adventure

It was all just an inconvenient adventure

Although I don't remember dreaming of great adventures as a girl, I actually married one when I married Dick Cadd.  In our wonderful life of 58 years together, I learned that a right attitude can turn disaster into adventure, tragedy into triumph and disappointment into joy. There are many things in life we cannot change but our attitude is a choice that can transform the ordinary and the awful into the stuff of great memories and scintillating stories.

This isn't a book of "Do, Don't and How To".  It's simply stories from my life of inconvenient adventures and the remarkable results when, with God's help, I chose the right attitude.

Tales include our life in the Philippines, our world travels, our crazy exploits while keeping in tow our young family of five children. As the children grew, we as a family became a team and helped underprivileged people as well as working with the entertainment world in the areas of music, theatre and television. Our proudest moment was when a first class 5-story fine arts center with a 900-seat auditorium was named after my husband and me and ranks among the finest in the Philippines.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Update on Feather Schwartz Foster

A special thank you to Neal Steele at WXGM-Radio in Gloucester, VA for a super interview!

… And to the York County Historical Committee for inviting me to speak!  It was delightful, and I look forward to many more future contacts with them!

Sunday, October 2 -  10 a.m. -2 p.m. -  William & Mary Bookstore, Merchants Sq., Williamsburg, VA

Sunday, October 9 -  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  William & Mary Bookstore, Merchants Sq., Williamsburg, VA 

More events to come next month!!!

It's not too early to think about Holiday gift-giving occasions!
Moms, grandmas, history-lovers of all (!!) sexes, daughters, in-laws, grandkids…teachers, club "Secret Santas" and don't forget Aunt Shirley!!

"Mary Lincoln's Flannel Pajamas"
and other stories from the First Ladies' Closet

Nifty gift for all occasions!

Available in trade paperback, hard cover and e-book.  
Order now at amazon - 
or Barnes & Noble   


Be sure to check out Brandy Centalonza's super article that appeared a few days ago in the Wydaily.  Here is the link! 

Super-duper hourlong podcast on 
 If you haven't tuned in, check it out!  Delightful (honest!!) PODCAST.  Downloadable via the internet, I–tunes or whatever else… 

Another podcast    "History Personified: A Mile in Their Shoes"  It was loads of fun!

Contact Feather Schwartz Foster to arrange a speaking speaking engagement or a phone-in session with your book club!


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